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Remove Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com Redirect (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

Eazel toolbar appears within your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirects you to en.eazel.com or search.conduit.com? Floods of ads also come along. In this article you will find how to get rid of Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com hijacker and related PUPs.

 

What is Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com? 

 

Eazel Toolbar is among many a community toolbars by Conduit.LLD. Like many others alike, Eazel Toolbar together with en.eazel.com is for ads-promoting purpose, categorized as browser hijacker because it hijacks web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by attaching its toolbar, replacing the homepage with en.eazel.com or search.conduit.com, and modifying the default search engine to Eazel search or conduit search.

While unlike other community toolbars by Conduit, Eazel Toolbar has multilingual versions like Eazel Toolbar DE in German, Eazel Toolbar US in English, Eazel Toolbar FR in French, Eazel Toolbar IT in Italiano, Eazel PR in Galician, etc.

The presence of en.eazel.com or Eazel toolbar hijacking your web search results from installing some software downloaded from the Internet. These software are often audio/video player, PDF converter, download manager, software informer, etc.

The image of en.eazel.com and Eazel toolbar in IE

eazel search pop up

 

Once inside the computer, the Eazel Toolbar will adhere to your web browser and whenever you open your web page, you seems to be forced to start with search.conduit.com or en.eazel.com. However, it is definitely not safe to keep with Eazel or Conduit. Then there would be a question coming up in your mind like whether Eazel toolbar and en.eazel.com is a virus.

 

Is Eazel Toolbar or en.eazel.com a virus? 

 

Eazel Toolbar or en.eazel.com is technically not a virus, but a browser hijacker, called PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry. Of course, it is not safe to use although now and then the search.conduit.com just utilize reputable search services provider like Google, Yahoo or Bing to provide real search results.

search result with eazel

 

However, in view of Eazel or Conduit search as an ads-supporting platform, Eazel toolbar, en.eazel.com and search.conduit.com will record your search habits when you do web search with it, in order to display more related advertisements or sponsored links.

As such, Eazel browser hijacker serves as an ads-promoter via displaying extra advertisements or promoting its sponsored website ranking using blackhat SEO techniques, let alone its sneaky way of distribution.

With Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com, your privacy is not secure and floods of unreliable ads would be mixed among real search results, not to mention that it sticks to your web browser.

Worse still, you may detect that not only the redirects and web search hijacking of Eazel toolbar and en.eazel.com persecute your web browse, but also many other odds like 24×7 Help, MyPC Backup, Search Protect by Conduit, WinZip Driver Updater, PC Fix Speed, Wajam, etc come along to jam your system and even crash your PC or laptop from time to time.

In addition, en.eazel.com is evidenced to somehow related to random ads from ib.adnxs.com, which often pop up to trick you into installing even more other PUPs. Then vicious circle seems to commence with curse of ads promoted by Eazel.

 

ib adnxs pop up in eazel search page

eazel search pop up from ib adnxs

 

For any reason, Eazel toolbar and en.eazel.com is not a good thing to keep. Remove this browser hijacker upon sight.

 

Below is a removal guide to get rid of Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com browser hijacker and return a normal web search.

To keep away from Eazel Toolbar and en.eazel.com hijacker, you can take below measures into practice:

 

♥ 1. Use caution when surfing online. Basically you should ensure turn on security features of your web browser (see detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome). Or you can also make full use of some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker (download) to block any tricky pop up ads or risky/phishing websites to trick you into downloading PUP or even malware.

♥ 2. Use caution when you do need to install some freeware from the Internet, ensure it is malware-free also with no extra bundles.

♥ 3. Pay close attention when you are installing some freeware from the Internet. Always opt for custom install instead of continuing hitting next step and finally find unwanted programs are bundled.

♥ 4. During the install, be attentive about pre-checked items. If anything unwanted or suspiciously risky, uncheck it to continue the install.

♥ 5. Chances are some PUP still installed even after you deselect it to install. Then, the last solution would be to uninstall the PUP and the bundling software.

 

Please note, if the PUP causes some browser search redirect or hijacking like this en.eazel.com or search.conduit.com redirect, uninstall the PUP and the software would not repair your changed browser settings. To heal the browser search, you need to do manual repair at the same time.

 

 

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How to Get Rid of Eazel Toolbar and En.eazal.com Redirect (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

Step 2. Uninstall Eazel Toolbar and related PUP from computer

Step 3. Remove en.eazel.com/search.conduit.com from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 4. Remove key leftovers and maintain system performance

Step 5. Block malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

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Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

 

To facilitate the afterward removal and ensure the computer is clean from any hidden components of the infection, it is necessary to use Antimalware/antivirus scan and removal. Here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose. You can also take a try by following below steps:

Antimalware Download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

(If you want more protection of Anvi Smart Defender, you may upgrade it here. )

remove malware components of 24x7 help and eazel toolbar using Anvi Smart Defender

 

Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button. 3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.

 

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Step 2. Uninstall Eazel Toolbar and related PUP from computer

 

Choose an option you prefer to uninstall:

Option 1. Automatic Uninstall–Uninstall Eazel toolbar and Related PUP using Anvi Uninstaller

Option 2. Manual Uninstall–Uninstall Eazel toolbar and Related PUP from Control Panel 

Tips: If you can not figure out which software is related to Eazel toolbar or en.eazel.com, it is a good idea to remove all programs installed on the date that you firstly detect the presence of Eazel on your web browser.

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Option 1. Automatic Uninstall

 

Anvi Uninstaller featured in Cloud System Booster contains a Recently Installed Tab can help you conveniently find the related PUP from recently installed program list to uninstall.

To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:

1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster. (Safe download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)

2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.

3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.

Anvi Uninstaller

Note:  The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to the browser hijacker or PUP.

 

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall

clean leftovers of search protect by conduit uninstalled

 

Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:  http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

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Option 2. Manually uninstall Eazel Toolbar and Related PUP from Control Panel

 

Some adware or PUP related will install its program to the Control Panel. To remove it, you can:

For Win 8 users: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate Eazel Toolbar for IE and related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find Eazel Toolbar for IE and related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

uninstall eazel and related PUP from control panel

 

Note: As shown in above screenshot, you need to remove Eazel US Toolbar for IE and other related or unwanted PUPs from computer in order to make it clean. Below are some PUPs mostly reported to associate with Eazel Toolbar or Conduit hijackers:

24×7 Help, MyPC Backup, Search Protect by Conduit, WinZip Driver Updater, PC Fix Speed, Wajam, Value Apps, Internet Helper, Internet Updater, BrowserProtect, WhiteSmoke, SweetIM, Sweetpacks, Delta Search, Mixi.DJ, Monogenie, Connect toolbar, Spring Smart, etc. 

 

For Windows xp:  Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find Eazel Toolbar for IE and related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

 

 

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Step 3. Remove en.eazel.com/search.conduit.com from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Choose an option below:

Option 1. Automatic Removal using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Highly recommended for users who have installed multiple web browsers

Option 2. Manual Removal

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Option 1. Automatic Removal

 

To remove search redirects from web browser, generally there are mainly three aspects in fixing browser settings in IE, Firefox and Chrome: remove add-on and related search engine, fix the homepage. Now to conveniently repair the browser settings, you can use this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar. (download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html )

 

Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find Eazel Toolbar and related/unwanted browser add-on and remove it from the appeared list. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.

 

Remove unwanted browser extension using Anvi Slim Toolbar

remove eazel add-on from web browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search

 

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Option 2. Manual Removal

 

For Google Chrome users

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Internet Explorer users

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chromeReset Google Chrome

 

1. Remove extension

Open Google Chrome and click bars icon to navigate to toolbars and extensions, find related or unwanted extensions to locate and click on the Trash can icon to remove it.

remove eazel extension from chrome

 

2. Remove en.eazal.com/search.conduit.com startup page 

Click Settings at the left menu, find On startup area and click set page

change startup page in chrome

 

Then locate it and click X to remove the search.conduit.com.

remove search conduit startup from google chrome

 

3. Remove homepage

Then locate the Appearance area, click Change.

reset homepge in chrome

 

Then remove the url from the text box. Click OK to save the change and exit.

remove search conduit homepage by eazel toolbar

 

4. Remove related search engine

Browser hijacker also changes your default search engine in chrome. Check it and choose your preferred search engine as default.

Find Search area, click manage search engines… button to make your preferred search engine, like Google.com, as default and then remove any other suspiciously related search engine from chrome by locating it and clicking X as it shows.

remove  search engine modified by conduit from Chrome

 

When finished, open Chrome to check if the issue is gone.

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Firefox  Mozilla Firefox

 

1. Remove add-on

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1

 

On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate related add on and click Remove button to remove it.

remove eazel toolbar from firefox

 

Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the Conduit plugin and if any, make sure remove or disactivate it as well.

 

remove conduit plugin from firefox

 

2. Reset homepage

Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.
Firefox homepage reset 1

 

On the opened window, locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
firefox homepage reset

 

3. Repair search engine

In the opened Firefox window, click the right place besides the search box as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…

remove eazel search engine from firefox 1

Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on suspiciously related search engine...locate it and then click Remove to remove it. Or you can just click restore to default button to repair it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

 

remove eazel search engine from firefox 2

 

4. Configure Firefox

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

 

Firefox configuration

 

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

 

Then,  on the appeared window, type Eazel and Conduit respectively in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

reset firefox hijacked by eazel toolbar

When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

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IE Internet Explorer

 

1. Remove add-on 

Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on

IE manage add-on

 

There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find related add-on. Click the item to disable and remove.

remove eazel add-on from IE

 

Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.

 

2. Remove Search provider

Still on the window of manage add-ons, switch to Search Providers tab, and then search for related or unwanted search provider to locate it and click on Remove button at the bottom to get rid of it. (Please note if the search provider to remove is set as default, firstly you need to set other search engine like bing or google as default and then proceed the removal. )

remove eazel searcg provider from IE

 

 

3. Reset homepage

Click on Settings icon and then select Internet Options. On the coming up window, locate → General tab → Home page area, you can either click on the Use Blank button or type your desired homepage like www.google.com in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.

reset homepage in IE

 

Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.

 

 

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Step 4. Remove key leftovers and maintain system performance

 

Some browser hijacker like Eazel toolbar or conduit search would also inject its tracking cookies or use other means to track your online search habit and access to all your browser data. Thus it is necessary to remove the related browser data including its tracking cookies and browser history to prevent its survival. To do so, Cloud System Booster would be helpful. Not only will it help you automatically clean the browser data, but also it will maintain your system performance in order to return a smooth uncluttered OS.

Cloud System Booster download: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Instructions: 1. Download and install.

2. Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.

remove cookies using Cloud system Booster

 

2. Click Home button to back on home page and click Quick Care button and the system maintenance begins.

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Recommended for a slow PC→

 -Anvi Ultimate Defrag

If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

 

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Step 5. Block malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

To block malicious websites and pop up ads for safer surfing online, some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would be a nice choice. It provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.

ad blocker

Anvi AD Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.

 

Not only can this tool help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this nationzoom.com by adding the URL into its black list.

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

If any question in the process, leave it below.